Electronic stability control and strong roofs help prevent rollover deaths.
May 29, 2014
Side airbags reduce rollover deaths
Side airbags that deploy in rollover crashes reduce deaths of front seat occupants by 41 percent in rollovers, a NHTSA study shows.
September 27, 2013
Rollovers of the future will be different
Electronic stability control, strong roofs and other improvements are rapidly cutting rollover injuries. The ones that remain will look different.
May 12, 2011
First roof strength tests of large pickups
The Ford F-150 and Toyota Tundra are the only large pickups to earn good ratings for roof strength from IIHS. Three other trucks didn’t do as well in the test of rollover protection.
April 26, 2011
Ejection rule could change side airbags
A new federal standard means side airbags will deploy in rollovers as well as side impacts. IIHS supports the rule but has concerns about other changes it requires.
December 2, 2010
Strong roofs protect people in rollovers
New research from government researchers backs up the Institute’s findings about the importance of roof strength in rollover crashes.
November 3, 2010
NHTSA issues warning on large vans
Two deadly crashes prompt a government advisory on 15-passenger vans.
August 21, 2010
Most new roof strength ratings are good
Automakers have been improving occupant protection in rollover crashes.
November 18, 2009
27 models win 2010 Top Safety Pick with new criteria
Nineteen cars and 8 SUVs earn the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's Top Safety Pick award for 2010. For the first time, good performance in a roof strength test to measure protection in a rollover is required to win.
June 11, 2009
NHTSA announces new roof strength rule
The government's roof strength standard has gotten a long-overdue upgrade and is even tougher than IIHS expected.
March 24, 2009
New ratings focus on roof strength for rollover protection
IIHS is launching a new roof strength rating system to help consumers pick vehicles that will help protect them in rollover crashes. Twelve small SUVs are the first to be put to the test. Only four earn the top rating of good.
Strong roofs aren't just for SUVs
New study shows cars, as well as SUVs, benefit from strong roofs, which reduce the risk of injury in rollovers.
Tougher rule on roof crush is needed
The effort to upgrade the federal roof standard has gotten bogged down in politics and indecision.
Developing dynamic test is a challenge
A test in which a vehicle is rolled over would be the ideal way to measure protection in rollover crashes, but choosing the ideal set-up is tricky.
March 15, 2008
Roof strength is linked to injury risk
Injury rates in rollover crashes are lower in SUVs with strong roofs, a new Institute study finds.
January 28, 2006
Roof strength proposal falls short
A federal proposal to improve roof strength is a step in the right direction but won't produce big benefits.
November 19, 2005
Big vans more likely to roll when full
Adding more people to SUVs and vans decreases stability, which makes 15-passenger vans especially prone to roll over when they are fully occupied.
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